News and Views


Annual Conference Photo Contest Winners

June 12, 2018

Here are the winners for the 2018 Annual Conference photo contest. The theme of the contest was Light. Nora Meeks – Silver Spring UMC Robert Maxwell – Van Buren UMC Rev. Adam Briddell – First UMC of Eugene...

Bishop Stith's Remarks to 2018 Class of Retirees

June 12, 2018

Bishop Forrest Stith spoke to the 2018 class of Retired clergy during the recent Annual Conference Session. Here are his thought.

Clergy retirees leave a legacy of 695 years of service

June 11, 2018

A luncheon at Annual Conference celebrated the 22 clergy retirees who served 695 years in ministry.

Conference laity hear from national leaders

June 11, 2018

The 2018 Laity Session at the Annual Conference Session featured two national church leaders as speakers. Linda Worthington has the story.

Conference adopts balanced budget for 2019

June 6, 2018

Members of the 2018 Annual Conference overwhelmingly approved the 2019 expense budget of $18.7 million during Friday’s session. This includes an income budget of $14.3 million, or 0.2 percent increase in mission shares (apportionments) from 2018...

Bishop Harvey: ‘Keep your eyes fixed on the mission’

June 6, 2018

The service of commissioning and ordaining new clergy is always one of the high holy moments of any Annual Conference Session. Erik Alsgaard has the story.

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